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Start Date

2-8-2020 8:00 AM

End Date

2-8-2020 12:30 PM


Artist Statement

Up and Away is an abstract metal assemblage sculpture. Repurposing and upcycling discarded steel, brass, and other found metal objects in a visually interesting and artful way was a challenge. I believe being good stewards of our environment means upcycling and repurposing things whenever possible. For this project, I repurposed a frying pan, metal wine bottle stoppers, brass candle holders, steel rods, and sheet metal to give this sculpture texture, color, and shape. To assemble the metal pieces together, welding, spot welding, and wing nuts were used. This interactive sculpture swivels on a re-purposed metal lazy Susan. Spray painting the steel rods, brass, and wing nuts red adds a pop of color. I hope Up and Away challenges what people think about discarded items and how it relates to art in their environment. Up and Away was created in the ARTS 261 Introduction to Sculpture, Spring 2019 semester.

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